so we celebrated memorial day yesterday in the good ol’ u.s. of a. as i’ve mentioned before, my little bro is visiting from southern california, so me and my beau decided to treat him to a little barbeque in tilden park! we made hamburgers seasoned with cumin and green onions and other delicious things and we packed up a cooler with pbr for our picnicing excursion. it was a lovely day, which was a very nice surpise after the freezing cold weekend! oh, schizophrenic bay area weather!
my brother (devin) found a polaroid camera at an estate sale over the weekend, but it has a strange habit of spitting out the last 4 pictures of the reel. not cool
considering that polaroid film runs about $1 per photo. sigh. but we got a few good shots with it, because my camera battery was dead! also, sigh
.in other news, i want a kitty
! devin convinced me to take him to the animal shelters in the area, and while i can’t possibly accomodate a dog (but oh! i want one), i can manage a kitten. i want a teeny tiny black cat. though i’m not sure what my landlord will think of that
photo credits: all photos taken by devin, except the last one. i took that one.
oh hello there. today was a heavy cleaning day. my little brother is visiting from southern california and i’m embarrassed because my place is a mess. oh dear! so while he hung around and talked to me about bicycles, i mopped the kitchen floor! in this lovely pink dress, of course. haha.
vintage pink cut out floral embroidery dressstar ling brown woven wood platform sandals
and this is the backside of the dress. i like the buttons! oh, and i wasn’t wearing heels while i cleaned. i changed into them when we decided to go out for dinner. la la la. glad to be back to my normal schedule again!
oh, and here’s my dear little brother in his new thermal. i guess all this fashioney stuff runs in the family, because he decided that he wanted to cut his thermal in just this way, inspired by nicholas cage in raising arizona. that movie is pure perfection.
photo credit: pink dress photos by brendan garbee, last photo taken by me!
well, i was out of town over the weekend due to family related issues… (i apologize to my ebay buyers!)as difficult as that can sometimes be, i was happy to have all of my family brought together for at least a day. i saw cousins and aunts and uncles and people who i hadn’t seen in years
and i saw my more immediate family, as per usual. here i am with both my older sister and my younger brother. they are the coolest people ever. i love them.
my sister is so pretty.
me and my brother are making silly faces.
vintage brick red sheer peter pan collar dress
no name white leather wood platform sandals
here i am posing next to an orange tree in southern california. that’s murdok the dog. she must’ve thought i had yummy treats! oh, and it was like 100 degrees out that day. oh dear, i am glad to be back in the bay area!
ok, so i’ve been in a rut, but here’s my first attempt at getting back to my normal self. i spent hours altering and hemming and making new (vintage) clothes look like mine. so i’m feeling pretty positive in my new finds and creations. i’m a little matchy-matchy today, but so what? it’s definitely not overdone, in my opinion. so hellooooo. and more soon.
vintage dark dark pink bow hatvintage floral dresssteve madden woven platform sandals
the weather is odd. it’s overcast and muggy. not exactly warm, but not cold either. strange things must be brewing in the sky. what does that mean? i don’t know.
i bought this dress forever ago and then i tried to show off the stretchy, springy fabric that makes is so lovely to wear. i did a sleepy dance to show you. yeah, that’s right. i’m sleepy. and it’s laundry day. i need to finally warsh my clothes if i wanna get snazzy and wear some nice outfits again.
anyway, i’ve done a little bit of thrifting and have some good plans for estate sales this weekend. i bought an amazing brown faux fur cropped vest. just try to think of it. you’ll like it, i think. and some pretty amazing hand-made 60’s dresses that are oh so tiny, but oh so lovely, too. lucky for you petite girls out there! it’ll all be in the shop on thursday. and i mean it this time. really, i do.
vintage floral scarfamerican apparel drawstring dress in slate grayforever 21 tunic/tanksaltwater sandals in patent yellow
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to be honest, i’ve never even seen the kentucky derby. i just became fixated with it after i learned that the mint julep is one of my favorite drinks ever, which is also the official drink of the kentucky derby. they’re delicious. especially with crushed ice. the kind that you stuff in a sack and crush with a mallet until it’s like little shaved flecks. seriously. try it.
vintage ladylike straw boater hat
vintage ruffle shift dress
wolford wool stockings
aldo oxford heels
i am also turning into a hat person. you cannot and will not ever understand my excitement at finding this sweet vintage hat. and you probably shouldn’t. i don’t think that would be healthy. but for serious. i am already on my way to becoming one sweet eccentric old bag lady. i’m into it.
so there was this crazy heat wave like a week ago and i freaked out. it was hot. i was miserable. i was confused. so i did what anyone would do, and i bought a shit ton of dresses. now it’s not so hot, but i still wanna wear my cool new stuffs. i think i’m making that sad face because i’m a tad too cold. silly me.
vintage smocked floral strapless dress
no name white leather platform sandals
at a certain point this spring, i thought i had seen too many florals and i decided i would clean my palette and avoid them. but i was wrong. who can resist a floral pattern, really?